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I was looking at my car door and had a thought. Previously I had sucessfully polished my hood strike to a chrome like finish. It was a stainless steel aftermarket strike that I bought from Dale's Cuda shop, IIRC.
If you look at where the door latches to the body, there is an odd metal catch there. I was wondering if anyone has polished this successfully to a high chrome like shine?

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I might just order an extra one and test on it. Not sure if there is some kind of galvanized coating on this part?
 

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I think that type of automotive hardware is usually plated in nickle with either a satin or matte finish.I'm not sure how thick the actual plating is, but you should be able to use chrome polish on a small area and see if you can get shining. A lot would depend upon how thick the plating is and also whether its a smooth or coarse plated finish. :)
 

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I can confirm that the latch CAN be polished. I figure a coat of wax should help protect it, although it won't see much water in the spot it is in on the doorway. Needed a small rotary buffer to get in under the arched metal part of the latch.

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I will post pics once I have done the other side and screw-heads, and have them installed.
 
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